Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Sturnidae > Genus: Sturnus > Species: Sturnus roseus

Rose-coloured Starling - Sturnus roseus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 14 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A353


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT20B0008 Italy Paludi di Ostiglia Map
SKUEV0163 Slovakia Rudava Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
SKUEV0032 Slovakia Ladmovske vapence Map
IT20B0016 Italy Ostiglia Map
ROSPA0009 Romania Beștepe - Mahmudia Map
ROSPA0032 Romania Deniz Tepe Map
ROSPA0036 Romania Dumbrăveni Map
ROSPA0059 Romania Lacul Strachina Map
ROSPA0090 Romania Ostrovu Lung - Gostinu Map
ROSPA0094 Romania Pădurea Hagieni Map
ROSPA0019 Romania Cheile Dobrogei Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
ROSPA0008 Romania Băneasa - Canaraua Fetei Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Estorninho-rosado Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Estornino Rosado Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Martin roselin French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pasterz Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pásztormadár Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Punakottarainen Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rose-coloured Starling English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rosenstar German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rosenstare Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Roze Spreeuw Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Storno roseo Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:15840 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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